The Opposition’s dinner meeting has kicked off in Bengaluru, with leaders like Rahul Gandhi, Sonia Gandhi, Lalu Prasad Yadav, MK Stalin, Arvind Kejriwal, Nitish Kumar, Hemant Soren, Bhagwant Mann, Mamata Banerjee being present among others.
Issues such as seat sharing and greater coordination and communication among the parties will be discussed during the meeting on Tuesday.
Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah later hosted the parties for dinner.
Reiterating the Opposition’s slogan ‘United We Stand’ Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge said, “Like-minded opposition parties shall closely work together to foster an agenda of social justice, inclusive development and national welfare.” “Well begun is half done!” he tweeted.
Meanwhile, BJP chief JP Nadda announced that the BJP’s mega show of strength in Delhi — to be conducted parallelly with the Opposition’s unity meet in Bengaluru — will be attended by 38 parties. Most of the 38 are smaller allies with pockets of influence and a few or no MPs.